Borealys Games has announced Mages of Mystralia will launch May 18th for PC. A console launch for Xbox One and PS4 is planned, but no release date was given for either console.
Mages of Mystralia is described as Legend of Zelda meets Harry Potter in a single-player title. Here is the overview given by the developer:
“Mages of Mystralia is an action-adventure game in which players take on the role of Zia, a young girl who just discovered she has the gift of magic. As players progress through the game, they discover runes that enable them to design their own spells – spells they can use to fight enemies, solve environmental puzzles, and save the kingdom of Mystralia. Some of the runes add new behaviors to the spell. Others modify the parameters of those behaviors. And yet others allow players to apply simple conditional rules to combine one or more spells together to create a new megaspell greater than the sum of its parts.”
Borealys Games has a more detailed overview of the spell crafting system on their YouTube channel. They also have various videos explaining some of the challenges of creating the game and how they address them.
Mages of Mystralia is a coming of age story written by Forgotten Realms creator Ed Greenwood. Zia is a young woman who was born with an innate sense of magic. She is forced to go into exile and learn to control her powers because all arcane powers have been banned in the Kingdom. During her journey she will meet other exiled mages, find new runes, and craft new magic. If you are interested in the story, there is a comic book that fleshes out the lore and various stories about the kingdom of Mystralia.